Thursday, 10 July 2014

SLAM Mummy Mask and its collecting history

I remain puzzled how the Egyptian mummy mask excavated at Saqqara and acquired by the St Louis Art Museum could be in two places at once. And I am intrigued how the documentation and reported collecting histories were authenticated ("due diligence"). An exchange with SLAM suggests that we are expected to believe in the flawed collecting history.

Please could SLAM release the original documents?

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An inscription from Kos

In 1983 the J. Paul Getty received the anonymous donation of a Greek inscription from Antimachia on Kos (J. Walsh, "Acquisitions/1983...